I think we’ve had enough rain, don’t you? What a dreadful Bank Holiday Monday – 5% of our annual rainfall in 24 hours!
I do feel so sorry for those event organisers who had their main fund raising event planned for August Bank Holiday, what a total washout. At the Martello fields the Donkey Derby for the Lions had to be cancelled, not only was the rain pouring down but the field was under a flood of not just of water but sewage as well.
Fortunately Saturday was a lot better, Daryl, Diana and I went into Lewes to see some of the Artwave shows. We made a point of visiting the Sussex Watercolour Society Annual Exhibition at the Foundry Garage in North Street. A great show and well worth a trip to Lewes, the show is on all week and finishes on the 31st August. Jan Norman was awarded the Daniel Smith Artist Award for 2014 and received her prize of £500 worth of Daniel Smith products. Huge congratulations Jan, a very worthy winner and one we’re really proud to have in our club as well. Picture attached.
Outdoor session — Friday 29th
This week’s outdoor session on Friday 29th August is a visit to view and paint the Long Man of Wilmington from 2 till 4pm. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us (meet in the car park next to the abbey ruin. No toilets, pub in the village). Subjects: apart from the 'Old Man', there is a wonderful (over a 1000 years old) tree and a fine stained glass window in the church (see the pictures below). Also there is a good view of the Downs looking towards Firle at the end of the church graveyard. NB: please be aware the car park may be busy this time of year.
Friday at The Downs
Last week’s meeting at The Downs, was again well attended, demonstrating that members do want to meet up, under cover, at this time of the year. Some really interesting work was on show and it was good to be showing a new member (Tania) some of our artwork and introduce her to members.
I have received some information on their courses from Catalyst in Eastbourne. If you would like to see a copy of their proposed programme for this Autumn, contact either me or Les Ayres email@example.com.
Coffee morning at the Sailing Club
Next Monday Sept 1st) there will be our now well established coffee morning held every first Monday in the month at the Seaford Sailing Club on the Buckle. Do come along (any time from 10am till 12pm), buy yourself a coffee (I can now recommend the scones, with jam and clotted cream as well as bacon butties!) Bring a partner if you wish and enjoy a natter.